Let’s celebrate veterinary technicians

Published on October 09, 2020
National pet week

Veterinary technicians are an undeniably important part of the veterinary healthcare team. October 11-17 is National Veterinary Technician Week, when we recognize and celebrate the vital roles of technicians in preserving animal health and welfare. Will you join us in recognizing veterinary technicians’ contributions?

  • Say “thank you” to the veterinary technicians in your life.
  • Spread the word by downloading these free social media images to share.
  • Check out this free toolkit from the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

New resource helps you utilize veterinary technicians in your practice

In celebration of National Veterinary Technician Week, the AVMA has created a new webpage offering best practices, tips, and advice to fully utilize veterinary technicians in practice.

Efficient use of technicians drives practice efficiency and wellbeing—for everyone in the hospital. There’s a clear link between practice revenue and technician utilization, and also between technicians’ job satisfaction and use of the skills and knowledge acquired in their education. Plus, when we fully utilize all of our technicians’ skills, we free up veterinarians’ time to focus solely on work that requires veterinary medical education—and that means more satisfied veterinarians as well.

The new webpage, Utilizing veterinary technicians to improve practice success, can help you assess and optimize staffing and technician utilization to enhance your practice. What better way to honor your technicians?

For a deeper dive, you also can take advantage of AVMA Axon’s 1-credit CE webinar: “How well do you utilize veterinary technicians?”free to all AVMA members.

Vet techs: Join us for trivia night

During National Veterinary Technician Week, we’re excited to host a trivia night just for veterinary technicians, sponsored by Zoetis. Join us on October 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Central Time to test your knowledge and play a virtual trivia game with friends and colleagues. Prizes will be available as well. We hope to see you there! The Vet Tech Trivia Night event is open to all veterinary technicians. Sign up to participate.

Thank you!

Veterinary technicians are critical team members every day of the year. Please join us during National Veterinary Technician Week in celebrating and honoring their commitment to compassionate, high-quality veterinary care for all animals.

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